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  • 12 Angry Men
  • Valley of Souls
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  • Venus & Fleur

    ★★★½

  • The Chaser

    ★★★½

  • The Man from Nowhere

    ★★★½

  • New World

    ★★★★

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  • No Country for Old Men

    No Country for Old Men

    ★★★★★

    Joel & Ethan Coen
    (review english/deutsch)

    Relentless in method, challenging in presentation, and unforgettable in execution. Played by Spanish actor Javier Bardem, Chigurh is the most original bogeyman to bloody up the screen I have seen yet. And as much as the film is about Bardem's even-keeled determination... it's also about Tommy Lee Jones' brilliantly characterized Texas sheriff, who, faced with a trail of blood like he's never seen, wonders if he's still a match for a changing world. The third…

  • A Woman Under the Influence

    A Woman Under the Influence

    ★★★★★

    John Cassavetes, director

    Die Rezeptionsgeschichte des wohl bekanntesten Films von Cassavetes liest sich wie die Reportage eines spannenden Spiels im Finale der Championsleague. 1974 - dem Jahr, als A WOMAN UN DER THE INFLUENCE herauskam - hieß der Bewerb noch Europapokal der Landesmeister und nach einem Unentschieden im Hinspiel war die Spannung für das Rückspiel groß: Ein ersatzgeschwächtes Atlético Madrid verlor schließlich 0:4 gegen den ersten deutschen Verein, dem FC Bayern München, der diesen Bewerb gewinnen sollte. Was die Rezeption…

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  • Venus & Fleur

    Venus & Fleur

    ★★★½

    Emmanuel Mouret, director

    An entertaining summer film set in sunny Marseille about two quite different young women who humorously play with female and male gender clichés in their search for a boyfriend. One senses a little Eric Rohmer and Nouvelle Vague. With non-professional actors and an open script, Mouret succeeds in creating a work with the spontaneous qualities of cinema vérité.

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    Ein im sonnigen Marseille spielender unterhaltsamer Sommerfilm über zwei recht unterschiedliche junge Frauen, die auf der Suche nach…

  • The Chaser

    The Chaser

    ★★★½

    Na Hong-jin, director

    Joong-ho is a dirty detective turned pimp in financial trouble as several of his girls have recently disappeared without clearing their debts. While trying to track them down, he finds a clue that the vanished girls were all called up by the same client whom one of his girls is meeting with right now.

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    Zuhälter Joong-ho Eoms Kapitalanlage wirft leider nicht den Gewinn ab, den er sich erhofft hatte. Einige seiner Mädchen sind verschwunden, so dass…

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  • The Lost Daughter

    The Lost Daughter

    ★★★★★

    Maggie Gyllenhaal
    (english/deutsch)

    "The Woman in the Dark" is an intense, unyielding drama that captivates with an outstanding cast and a sensitive and surprisingly unusual story. An impressive debut - Maggie Gyllenhaal as director - that you won't forget because of its unpredictable, dark atmosphere and nuanced acting.

    Ledas Gepäck ist noch die einfachste Metapher dieses komplexen und beeindruckenden Kinostücks - in der Titelrolle erleben wir eine umwerfende Olivia Colman und kongenial Jessie Buckley als junge Leda. Beim Eintreffen am…

  • The Grudge

    The Grudge

    Takashi Shimizu, Stephen Susco

    Simplistic, false and erratic Hollywood remake. Rather than building to a climax, Shimizu introduces his poltergeists too early. Once the ghosts start rattling around, we can generally anticipate what's coming next. THE GRUDGE The film consists of a string of individual jump scares wrapped up in a distorted concept. What we're dealing with here is mechanical filmmaking, but who's surprised when Stephen Susco (Texas Chainsaw 3D, 2013) was hired as as the then-inept script writer? In…